Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a green revolution—and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman.
Remember the wonderful idea, not many weeks ago, of using stimulus money for a green revolution?
The Iranian regime has long denounced protests in Iran as an effort to create a green revolution supported by the United States.
Romney said, for instance, that "Obama deliberately remained silent during the green revolution," though he didn't.
When the green revolution of Iran was desperate for support, Barack Obama, so eager to talk in Cairo, was silent.
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The application of science to increasing agricultural productivity, including the breeding of high-yield varieties of grains, the effective use of pesticides, and improved fertilization, irrigation, mechanization, and soil conservation techniques.
The increase in the world production of cereals such as wheat and rice during the 1960s and 1970s because of better seed and new agricultural technology.
Note: The green revolution greatly increased the availability of food and confounded predictions of worldwide famine that had been made in the early 1970s.